Series GR-1601 - Wilderness Advisory Committee records

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Wilderness Advisory Committee records

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  • 1981-1986 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Wilderness Advisory Committee

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5 m of textual records and other material.

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Biographical history

This committee, initially known as the Special Advisory Committee on Wilderness (also known as Wilderness Advisory Committee, or WAC), was appointed on 18 October 1985 by Environment Minister, Austin Pelton. The Chairman was Bryan Williams. The committee's goal was to review land use issues in B.C.; specifically, to examine the conflict between preservation and development of wilderness areas and parks. 16 areas and 8 park boundaries were studied including the southern part of Moresby Island, the Stein River valley and the Stikine River.

The final report was submitted March 7, 1986.

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The series consists of Wilderness Advisory Committee records, created between 1981 and 1986 and consist of transcripts of the proceedings of the public meetings (January, February 1986), submissions, exhibits, report (Wilderness Mosaic), administrator's files and the committee's library of select articles, publications and clippings.

The series also includes 2 photograph albums, 28 loose colour prints and 272 colour slides; a map of the Stein drainage area and two videocassettes.

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Transferred from Legislative Library, May 1986, after being shipped there by WAC Administrator, Juliana Pasko.


Photographs, map and videos were transferred to respective Archives media sections in 1986.

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Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.

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See lower level records for specific details.

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Accession number(s): G86-071; 198906-013; V1986:36; 22501C


Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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Includes 475 colour photographs, 1 map and 2 video cassettes.

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